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Morosi: Giants have expressed interest in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants might soon make a major addition to their bullpen. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the defending world champions have talked to the Cincinnati Reds about flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. The Reds, who are well out of playoff contention at 43-53 on the season and 19 games back in the NL Central, have demonstrated that they are willing to trade key...
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San Francisco Giants Interested in Reds’ Closer Aroldis Chapman

(AP Photo/John Minchillo) The San Francisco Giants are currently one of baseball’s hottest teams and if reports are true, the club is looking to add one of baseball’s hottest relief arms in Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman. With the trade deadline just days away, rumors kicked up Monday evening that the Giants had been in contact with the Reds regarding the flamethrower lefty...
Via The Sports Journal
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San Francisco Giants interested in Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants have been connected to several big name arms as the trade deadline approaches, including the likes of Cole Hamels. Behind Madison Bumgarner, their rotation leaves much to be desired (although the return of Jake Peavy has helped a bit). While it appears unlikely that the team will add a big name starter (’s Jerry Crasnick calls it a “long shot...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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A buyer's guide to the MLB trade deadline

As we approach the Trade Deadline on July 31st, there haven't been many headlining transactions made thus far. Regardless, speculation has been prevalent that there is a big market for sellers and that bodes well for teams looking to rebuild. As I detailed in my Seller's Guide to the Trade Deadline, a few of those teams stand to benefit from the current sellers market and have made...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Aroldis Chapman to some of the greatest relievers of all time

Cincinnati Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman became the fastest pitcher to reach 500 strikeouts, reaching the achievement in just 292.0 innings pitched. The previous mark was held by San Diego Padres' closer Craig Kimbrel, who got to 500 in 305 IP.  Chapman is also one of the fastest-throwing pitchers in the MLB, with his average fastball velocity a full 1.5 mph faster than any other...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Makes History During Reds Loss

The Cincinnati Reds might’ve lost 5-3 to their interstate rival Cleveland Indians Sunday, but Aroldis Chapman had a day to remember. With a bases loaded strikeout of Giovanny Urshela in the tenth inning, the “Cuban Missile became the fastest pitcher in baseball history to notch 500 strikeouts….needing just 292 innings to reach the milestone. The previous holder, San Diego...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Aroldis Chapman breaks a record

Earlier this evening, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman became the fastest pitcher to record 500 strikeouts. He did it in only 292 innings, topping San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel, who did it in 305 innings. Chapman is the hardest thrower in the league and routinely throws 100+ MPH. He showcased that in this years All-Star Game where 12 of his 14 pitches were at least...
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Aroldis Chapman vs. Zack Greinke; Who’s more impressive?

What a day Sunday has been for pitching. Cincinnati Reds‘ closer Aroldis Chapman became the fastest man EVER to reach 500 career strikeouts, as he fanned 5 Cleveland Indians over two innings pitched on Sunday. It only took Chapman 292 innings to reach the mark, absolutely destroying the previous record held at 401.2 innings by Yu Darvish, which was set last season. While that feat...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Throws Absolute Gas At All-Star Game, Strikes Out Side (Video)

Remember that one kid in Little League who threw way harder than everyone else and completely dominated? Aroldis Chapman is that kid, except he’s doing it against the best hitters in the world. The Cincinnati Reds flamethrower made his fourth All-Star appearance Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, and to say he put on a show for the hometown crowd would be an understatement...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats trying to acquire Aroldis Chapman

The Washington Nationals could use bullpen help. But then again, who couldn’t? Anyway, Washington is sniffing around a reliever that could solve plenty of their problems – Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. Oh lord, hold me. Sources: Aroldis Chapman has been the subject of trade discussions between #Nats and #Reds. No deal is close. @FOXSports — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
Via The Outside Corner
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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